David Lowe was born on 9 September 1909, and died on 10 August 1999. He was the son of a tenter, and one of a family of ten raised in a four-room dwelling in Arbroath. Intending to enter the Ministry, he went from Arbroath High School to St Andrews University in 1928 with a Kitchener Scholarship (his father had been on active service in the Black Watch throughout the First World War). There he read first for an MA, and in turn this general degree kindled an interest in science which led on to a BSc with First Class Honours in Botany, having won several class medals on the way. While at University he was founding President of the Mountaineering Club, a Hockey Blue, and became President of both the Union and the Students’ Representative Council.
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